ATI East Village Staff
Gifted, passionate, and committed, our staff at ATI East Village are remarkable individuals both inside and outside our classrooms.
Head of School
David Hyman received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts where he created his own undergraduate degree program in Adolescent Development Through Experiential Education. He earned a master’s degree in School Building Leadership from St John’s University. David was previously President of the Center for Technology & Workforce Solutions, a think tank that focused on the skills gap and preparing more people for tech and tech-enabled careers. Prior to that, David was a Grade Dean and Sustainability Director at the Calhoun School in New York City. He has taught grades 2 - 12 and is passionate about empowering others so they can succeed on their own. In his free time, David enjoys good food, great music, and traveling with his wife.
Assistant Head of School
Aramis Grant holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from SUNY New Paltz as well as a master’s degree in media and communication from Pace University. She has worked in the field of education for the past decade, serving as an administrator and delivering support to various K-12 schools, universities, and community organizations. Ms. Grant is deeply passionate about the importance of a proper education, and she loves connecting with students and their families to help them excel both in and outside of the classroom. When with friends and family, Ms. Grant loves to host brunches and game nights.
Lead Humanities Guide
Dr. Carrie-Ann Biondi earned a B.A. in American Studies from Hofstra University, an M.A. in American Culture Studies from Bowling Green State University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy from Bowling Green State University. She has been teaching a wide range of Philosophy courses and first-year writing seminars at the college level for 25 years, during which time she has used and refined Socratic pedagogy. Her hobbies include hiking, walking, running philosophical discussion groups for people of all ages, going on historical walking tours, listening to music, going to concerts, and visiting art museums.
Lead Math Guide
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Lead STEM Guide
Melody Feo has been a STEM educator for nearly a decade in various capacities across the globe. Throughout her career, she has worked in museums, zoos, classrooms, and even in the backcountry, creating meaningful and relevant learner-centered educational experiences. A former New York City Teaching Fellow, Melody holds an M.S. in Education from St. John's University and a certificate in Bilingual Education from Hunter College. She is passionate about using science education as a way to question, think critically, and engage in collaborative dialogue to find solutions to social justice and environmental justices issues.
Claudia Sol Morgan
Program Coordinator/Lead Guide
Claudia Sol Morgan was born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico. Sol completed her bachelor's degree in psychology at the Autonomous University of Nuevo León. She also studied contemporary dance at the Conservatory of Music and Dance in Monterrey: ESMDM. After moving to the United States, Sol discovered great enthusiasm for teaching her native language. Her previous experience includes work at Futura Language Professionals, Tierra Educational Center, Spanish Blackbelt, Casita de Arte, My Learning Springboard and AltSchool. When not teaching Spanish, Sol can be found teaching and practicing dance of all kinds and enjoying the art, food, and streets of New York City.
Lead ELA Guide
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